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"Jennifer's Body" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

Jennifer's Body

Synopsis

In a small town called Devil's Kettle, the local high school's most beautiful student, Jennifer Check (Fox), has a geek, Needy Lesnicky (Seyfried), as a best friend.

Of course, Needy tags along with Jen when they hit the night spots, but she just watches Jen as she has all the guys swarming over her. Needy already has a steady boyfriend, Chip (Simmons), so she doesn't join in the fun.

When a band called "Low Shoulder" comes to the town's truck stop, Jen and Needy go, because Jen is attracted to the band's singer, Nikolai (Brody).

A fire erupts, and many people are killed. Nikolai invites Jennifer into his SUV for safety, but then drives off.

Later, Jennifer shows up at Needy's home, covered in blood. Needy is shocked to discover that Jen is possessed by a demon.

When more students at the high school begin dying, Needy realizes that Jen is responsible, and now she must decide how to deal with the demon who is also her best friend.

Specifications

  • 20th Century Fox
  • 2009, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 42 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not listed
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody
  • Directed by Karyn Kusama
    Rating
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  • Violence: Horrific
  • Sex: Suggestive
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Demons and vampires seem to be the hot item in new movies these days. In this case, it's a demon. The carnage is graphic, and it is always contrasted against Fox's natural beauty.

Technical

The image is very sharp, but a bit noisy, probably as a result of most scenes being shot in low-light situations. The surround sound was pretty good, and it made the whole thing all that much scarier, because I guess we are all a little afraid of what we can't see that might be creeping up behind us.

Extras

These include the unrated version of the movie, a digital copy for your Video iPod, Director's Commentary, Deleted Scenes, The Dead Pool, Behind the Scenes, and the Gag Reel.